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NOTE: CentOS Enterprise Linux is built from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code. Other than logo and name changes CentOS Enterprise Linux is compatible with the equivalent Red Hat version. This document applies equally to both Red Hat and CentOS Enterprise Linux.

4.4. Selecting an Installation Method

What type of installation method do you wish to use? The following installation methods are available:

CD-ROM

If you have a CD-ROM drive and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux CD-ROMs, you can use this method. Refer to Section 4.5 Installing from CD-ROM, for CD-ROM installation instructions.

Hard Drive

If you have copied the Red Hat Enterprise Linux ISO images to a local hard drive, you can use this method. You need a boot CD-ROM. Refer to Section 4.6 Installing from a Hard Drive, for hard drive installation instructions.

NFS

If you are installing from an NFS server using ISO images or a mirror image of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you can use this method. You need a boot CD-ROM (use the linux askmethod boot option). Refer to Section 4.8 Installing via NFS for network installation instructions. Note that NFS installations may also be performed in GUI mode.

FTP

If you are installing directly from an FTP server, use this method. You need a boot CD-ROM (use the linux askmethod boot option). Refer to Section 4.9 Installing via FTP, for FTP installation instructions.

HTTP

If you are installing directly from an HTTP (Web) server, use this method. You need a boot CD-ROM (use the linux askmethod boot option). Refer to Section 4.10 Installing via HTTP, for HTTP installation instructions.

 
 
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